'''Waring's Pennsylvanians''' was a band and choral group which was most popular in the 1920s and 1930s but continued to exist and sing until Fred Waring
's death in 1984.
The group was formed in 1918 as a band at Pennsylvania State University
by the brothers Fred and Tom Waring, and their friends Freddy Buck and Poley McClintock.
They began playing at colleges, fraternity parties, proms, etc. and later went on to play in theaters.
They had a big hit in 1925 with the song "Collegiate (song)|Collegiate
", probably their best known song. Other popular novelty songs were "I've Never Seen a Straight Banana
" and "I Wonder How I Look When I'm Asleep
They became very popular and by the end of the 1920s were very much in demand. In 1929 they starred in a sound film called ''Syncopation (1929 film)|Syncopation
'', released by RKO Radio Pictures
. Later, they became more famous as a choral...